Florida death metal legends Obituary have set "Xecutioner's Return" (Candlelight Records) as the title of their forthcoming album. The CD's release date has been pushed forward to August 28 from the previously announced September 11. The band is finalizing U.S. touring plans now that will kick off in early September. Full tour details will be announced shortly.

Obituary is working with artist Andreas Marshall for the cover art for "Xecutioner's Return". Marshall has worked with the band for "The End Complete" and their most recent record "Frozen in Time". Tracking of the record has now been completed with mixing and mastering now on schedule in the coming weeks.


Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Obituary
 
Posted: 29.05.2007 by pyroleprechaun



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Katatronik - 29.05.2007 at 22:59  
Great, I'm looking forward to the new album!
White Winter Sun - 29.05.2007 at 23:08  
Good news. An advanced release date, touring plans, in brief that of happiness. And obviously I hope a great album.
Icewings - 29.05.2007 at 23:15  
Great news , can't wait to hear the album !
AncientOrigins - 29.05.2007 at 23:24  
The title sucks, but the music most likely won't
BlueMobius - 29.05.2007 at 23:41  
Written by AncientOrigins on 29.05.2007 at 23:24

The title sucks, but the music most likely won't


The title doesn't suck. The band was called Xecutioner before they changed their name to Obituary. I think the title is a great reference to the old name.
Megad3th - 30.05.2007 at 01:25  
Accually it was Executioner to Xecutioner to Obituary... i had an interview with John Tardy .. read one of the questions below with an answer. btw the news is great but you think a new vocal will enter or the fixed one will return?



"From "Executioner" to "Xecutioner" to "Obituary"... How can you explain that? And why did u change the bands name?

Executioner was our first name and it was not very original. I am sure there were hundreds of other bands named executioner at the time. Before we released Slowly We Rot we thought it would be best to change our name! "
WreckingCrew - 30.05.2007 at 01:33  
damn i thought obituary would go out on frozen in time, but yay gd to hear theyre recording something new!
dancingdecember - 30.05.2007 at 02:55  
definitely great reference i think.and it made me laugh hail Xecutioner !!
AncientOrigins - 30.05.2007 at 08:11  
Written by BlueMobius on 29.05.2007 at 23:41

The title doesn't suck. The band was called Xecutioner before they changed their name to Obituary. I think the title is a great reference to the old name.


I never liked "Xecutioner" in the first place, so a reference to a bad name is still bad for me
Syk - 31.05.2007 at 03:28  
I agree with Revelation. Were they still thrash when they dropped the E or had they begun their deathness?
APOHAKC - 31.05.2007 at 03:37  
I don't like that name at all.. but name is not important, music is important.. Go Obituary!
Cut-Throat - 31.05.2007 at 20:57  
superb news. its a good album title and its going to be a great album. and with malevolent creation and morbid angel also bringing out new albums this year its going to be a great year for death metal. come on Obituary!
Xtreme Jax - 03.06.2007 at 18:27  
Maybe they should have named it "Need A Get-Out-Of-Jail Free Card" ...

Looking forward to it.

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